Blogs on The Music, The Message
The Music, The Message blogs are rants, ramblings, and generally cohesive thoughts about music, life, relationships, love, and death. Keep in mind Show / Concert Reviews appear here, as well as other articles not suited for our other sections.
September 19, 2011 by Andrew Martin
To call Active Child mesmerizing is a complete understatement. Former choir boy Pat Grossi’s soaring vocals, atmospheric textures, and blissful harp playing is at once compelling, original, and captivating. Their debut full length, “You Are All I See,” is a consistent follow-up to the insanely good “Curtis Lane” EP–the band … read more.Genre: dreamy, electronic
September 13, 2011 by Dave Giumara
I’ve been finding it hard to open up a blank document and write anything regarding music lately. Granted, I was never the most prolific writer but would still try my best to get up a few thoughts on some of the music I was listening to at the time. Lately … read more.Genre: emo, emo punk, indie, pop-punk, post-hardcore
September 12, 2011 by Andrew Martin
The Chain Gang of 1974, more properly known as Kamtin Mohager, have been playing music for a long time now. Dedication is not strong enough a word to depict the absolute love Kam has for playing music. While most of us were doing the ordinary–going to college, getting jobs, and … read more.Similar artists: black rebel motorcycle club, echo and the bunnymen, tears for fearsGenre: dreamy, electronic, rock
April 22, 2011 by Matt Zimmerman
I don’t know what to say… I guess the first thing I’ll say is that their last 2 albums (okay, 3 because Resignation was one that broke me in) took them from a great local live band to the upper echeloned of the music community. I came in late to … read more.Genre: experimental, math-rock, post-rockTagged: farewell, love, respect, Rx Bandits, Sargent House
October 4, 2010 by Andrew Martin
Jimmy Eat World have been around for almost exactly as long as I’ve been listening to music, and, strangely, they seem to be weathered less than I have. Playing a surprisingly small, not sold out show at the Ogden Theatre, the band defines experience, and in light of their new … read more.